Programs Offered

ANSWER THE CALL

Honor, commitment, desire to serve. You answered our nation’s call. Now train to serve your community as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). Train with Atlanta based Grady EMS – one of the country’s most advanced and longest standing hospital-based 911 EMS services.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is the entry level into prehospital emergency medical provider in the United States. The EMT is educated on rapid field stabilization, treatment, and transport to the Emergency Department. The EMT works in conjunction with Advanced EMTs and paramedics in the prehospital environment. EMTs are able to perform lifesaving techniques such as CPR, the use of an AED, airway management, the application of a tourniquet, splinting, emergency childbirth, and a number of other skills.

To be admitted into the EMT program, candidates must have:

  • Valid state-issued ID or driver’s license
  • Proof of high school diploma or GED (or higher)
  • ATI TEAS Exam of 60% or higher
  • Clear and pass a background check and drug screen
  • Up to Date Immunizations (as required by the Grady Health System):
    • Complete series of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), or positive titer showing immunity
    • Complete series of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDaP). Booster may be required if greater than 10 years
    • Complete series for Varicella (Chicken Pox), or positive titer showing immunity. Childhood exposure history will not be accepted
    • Complete Hepatitis B series, or positive titer showing immunity
    • Complete COVID vaccination series
    • Yearly Influenza (October – April)

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Program

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) is a new level that recently replaced the EMT–Intermediate (EMT-I). In addition to those skills performed by the EMT, the AEMT in Georgia can administer medications (Aspirin, nitroglycerine, bronchial dilators, epinephrine, Glucagon, D50, and Narcan), and the AEMT can also performed advanced skills such as placing blind insertion airway devices, administer intravenous fluids, administer medications, and perform other critical skills required in the stabilization of critical patients.

To be admitted into the AEMT program, candidates must have:

  • Valid state-issued ID or driver’s license
  • Proof of high school diploma or GED (or higher)
  • Acceptable passing score on entrance exam if not rolling over from recently (within 6 months) completed Grady EMS Education Academy EMT program
  • Clear and pass a background check and drug screen
  • Up to Date Immunizations (as required by the Grady Health System):
    • Complete series of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), or positive titer showing immunity
    • Complete series of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDaP). Booster may be required if greater than 10 years
    • Complete series for Varicella (Chicken Pox), or positive titer showing immunity. Childhood exposure history will not be accepted
    • Complete Hepatitis B series, or positive titer showing immunity
    • Complete COVID vaccination series
    • Yearly Influenza (October – April)
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certification
  • Certificate of completion for the most recent version of FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800
  • Certificate of completion of a Traffic Incident Management (TIM) course
  • Students must have obtained their NREMT EMT certification either at class start or within 30 calendar days of class starting

Paramedic Program

The Paramedic program curriculum combines a superior level of academic and clinical content, by exposing our students to superb academics and clinical experts who enjoy teaching. Our clinical experiences are completed at Grady, Georgia’s busiest Level 1 Trauma Center and Grady EMS, Georgia’s busiest 911 ambulance provider. Our combination of classroom, lab, and clinical experiences prepares graduates for advancement in the field, prehospital, emergency medicine and creates professional development and self-fulfillment.

The Paramedic certificate prepares students to provide excellent prehospital emergency medical care and transport for critical and emergent patients. Paramedics function through physician medical oversight as crucial members of a comprehensive EMS response system. The program is approved by the Georgia Department of Public Health, Office of EMS and Trauma.

Paramedic clinicals are used to develop skills, experiences and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of a Paramedic. The clinicals follow a natural progression from assessing simple vital signs to providing more complex assessments and treatments in a stepwise fashion through a competency-based evaluation process.

To be admitted into the Paramedic program, candidates must have:

  • Valid state-issued ID or driver’s license
  • Proof of high school diploma or GED (or higher)
  • Acceptable passing score on entrance exam
  • Letter of Intent (REQUIRED)
  • Clear and pass a background check and drug screen
  • Up to Date Immunizations (as required by the Grady Health System):
    • Complete series of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR), or positive titer showing immunity
    • Complete series of Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDaP). Booster may be required if greater than 10 years
    • Complete series for Varicella (Chicken Pox), or positive titer showing immunity. Childhood exposure history will not be accepted
    • Complete Hepatitis B series, or positive titer showing immunity
    • Complete COVID vaccination series
    • Yearly Influenza (October – April)
  • Current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for the Healthcare Provider certification
  • Certificate of completion for the most recent version of FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800
  • Certificate of completion of a Traffic Incident Management (TIM) course
  • Students must have obtained their NREMT Advanced EMT certification by the start of class